GeForce GTX 580 Launch Rumors and Leaked Pics

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WhoIsThis

The real question is if it is a renamed part or genuinenly a major revision. Nvidia has become justifiably notorious for renaming old parts as newer ones.

If it is a major revision, I'd like to know just how much better it really performs.

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Magius

That the new card will have more than just two monitor connectors. I want to upgrade but this is keeping me from going for a new card. I would purchase AMD but don't want to have to hack for Physx (shame on you Nvidia). Still I prefer Nvidia drivers...

 

So I am hoping the new Nvidia cards will sport three monitor connector.

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TechLarry

They will wait for nVidia to release the card at $500 (ridiculous), then release there new cards, which will probably outperform the nVidia, for $150 cheaper.

 

Go AMD :)

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LatiosXT

Then NVIDIA will drop the price of the video card to whatever AMD is selling it at. NVIDIA and ATI/AMD has been doing this since they've became established rivals. Like when NVIDIA released the GTX 460 at $200, AMD dropped the price of the HD5830 from $230 to $200.

And sure, it may technically outperform the NVIDIA card, but aside from the GeForce FX line vs. Radeon R300 line, I've yet to see such a big difference in performance beyond 10%. (That or I didn't care)

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Purpleheezy

Actually, nVidia is cutting in just before AMD - the GTX580 is a recent announcement, while the 69xx has been around for awhile.

The more those two fight it out, the better for us.

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jlh304

I don't know about outperform (maybe from a cost ratio), but I would rather pay more than deal with AMD's driver support.  But got to love AMD I'm sure they help to keep nVidia honest.

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k11k

This is probaly what the 400 series should had been last year with everything enable.

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myersguy

While I mostly agree with this, I think they have made some changes. Notice that there are no heatpipes jutting out of the card? Perhaps they have reworked their architecture to be a little les hot.

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